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December 24, 2012
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Space Fence program moving forward
Hanscom AFB MA (SPX) Dec 24, 2012
The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center here recently put out a request for proposal to move the Space Fence program forward. Space Fence will be a system of up to two land-based radars, the first site located at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands, to track objects entering Earth's orbit. According to program officials, it will form the foundation of improved space situational awareness by expanding the ability to detect, track, identify and characterize orbiting objects such as comm ... read more
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SPACE TRAVEL

NASA Puts Orion Backup Parachutes to the Test
NASA completed the latest in a series of parachute tests for its Orion spacecraft Thursday at the U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground in southwestern Arizona, marking another step toward a first flight te ... more
RUSSIAN SPACE

Energia Corp Lands $11 Mln Space Lab Contract
Space rocket corporation Energia has won a 350 million ruble (about $11 million) contract to design the orbital laboratory Oka-T-MKS, the state procurements agency said Friday on its website. ... more
ROBO SPACE

Smart SPHERES Fly High Aboard the International Space Station
On Dec. 12 engineers at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., and Johnson Space Center in Houston conducted an experiment using small, free-flying robotic satellites called "Smart SPHE ... more
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INTERNET SPACE

Boeing test breakthrough means more reliable connectivity on airplanes
Boeing has developed an advanced method to test wireless signals in airplane cabins, making it possible for passengers to enjoy more reliable connectivity when using networked personal electronic de ... more


GPS NEWS

Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups
Asking all commuters to cut back on rush-hour driving reduces traffic congestion somewhat, but asking specific groups of drivers to stay off the road may work even better. The conclusion comes from ... more
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RUSSIAN SPACE

Russia to build autonomous space lab
Russia's Energia Corp. space manufacturer has won an $11 million contract to design an orbital space laboratory, the national procurements agency says. ... more
ROBO SPACE

DARPA developing robotic mule
The use of robotics and similar technology has added a new dimension to the battlefield for all fighting forces, but the U.S. military in particular. ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Aerostat surveillance system being evaluated by CBP

Intelsat General To Study Commercialization of USAF Satellites

Russian Bank Offers 5 Billion Rubles for GLONASS

ESA spaceplane progressing towards Vega launch

BAE Systems Australia producing more missile decoy systems

Turkish cruise missile tipped for F-35

US-led strikes kill more than 500 militants in Syria

SPACE TRAVEL

White House to honor scientists, inventors
U.S. President Barack Obama has named 12 eminent researchers and 11 extraordinary inventors as recipients of national medal awards, the White House said Friday. ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

Landmark Year in Private Space Flight Development
With NASA's retired shuttles mothballed in museums, 2012 saw a new kind of spacecraft blaze its own path toward the International Space Station. In May, the Dragon space capsule - developed, owned a ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

SSL And Sea Launch Announce Successful Completion Of Investigation
Space Systems/Loral (SSL) and Sea Launch AG have jointly reported that the Independent Oversight Board (IOB) formed to investigate the solar array deployment anomaly on a satellite launched in the s ... more
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TECH SPACE

MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space
The MEXSAT Bicentenario satellite, built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] partner Orbital Sciences Corporation [NYSE: ORB], sent its first signals from space Wednesday following launch from Kourou aboard an Ari ... more
LAUNCH PAD

Ariane 5 ECA orbits Skynet 5D and Mexsat Bicentenario satellites
On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Arianespace successfully carried out the 53rd Ariane 5 launch in a row, orbiting two payloads: the Skynet 5D military communications satellite for Astrium Services, ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Cause of aging remains elusive

Mature forests store nitrogen in soil

Brisbane Sugarbag bees launch all-conquering raids

Recently discovered microbe is key player in climate change

New Insights on Carbonic Acid in Water

Some scientists share better than others

Global consumption driving tropical deforestation

VSAT NEWS

GOGO Inks Major Capacity Deal With SES To Launch Transatlantic Aeronautical Broadband Service
Gogo, a leader in in-flight connectivity, and global satellite operator SES has announced the signature of milestone capacity and ground support agreements to deliver Gogo broadband services aboard ... more
VSAT NEWS

Gilat Expands Military Customer Portfolio with Southeast Asian Navy Contract
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. has been selected by a Southeast Asian Navy to upgrade its ground operations with IP-based satellite communications system. As part of the contract, Gilat will de ... more
SPACE MEDICINE

Health Concerns Could Ground Citizen Astronauts
A group of former NASA executives plans to offer excursions to the moon to anyone who can afford the $1.4-million-dollar-per-couple ticket price. Golden Spike Co. is the latest private company ... more
SPACE MEDICINE
MEXSAT Bicentenario Satellite Sends First Signals from Space

Space Fence program moving forward

EU: Samsung injunctions against Apple breach rules


SPACE MEDICINE
General Dynamics' 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF

Europe launches major British military satellite

Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone


SPACE MEDICINE
Ariane 5 ECA orbits Skynet 5D and Mexsat Bicentenario satellites

Payload integration complete for final 2012 Ariane 5 mission

Arctic town eyes future as Europe's gateway to space


SPACE MEDICINE
Cellphone, GPS data suggest new strategy for alleviating traffic tie-ups

KAIST announced a major breakthrough in indoor positioning research

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF

MISSILE NEWS

Raytheon awarded $254.6 million for Tomahawk missile
The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon a $254.6 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2013. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomaha ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

NATO to deploy Patriots in Turkey over next few weeks
NATO said Saturday it would be deploying Patriot missiles in Turkey over the coming weeks to defend against any threats from neighbouring Syria. ... more
UAV NEWS

Pakistani drone crashes in northwest: officials
A Pakistani reconnaissance drone has crashed in a restive northwestern tribal region after developing a technical fault, security officials said on Friday. ... more
MILTECH

Supacat opens Australian design facility
Supacat has opened a vehicle engineering design and analysis facility in Australia as part of its contract to produce a special operations vehicle for the army. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
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Cheaper silicon means cheaper solar cells

Electronics industry gets 2 ways to snoop on self-organizing molecules

Cooling with molecules

Strengthening thin-film bonds with ultrafast data collection

Special UO microscope captures defects in nanotubes

Quantum holograms as atomic scale memory keepsake

MISSILE NEWS

NATO says Syria regime firing 'Scud-style missiles'

AEROSPACE

$4.07B Oman Eurofighter deal bolsters BAE

AEROSPACE

BAE unveils 2.5-bn pound deal for military jets to Oman

AEROSPACE

Israel's air force gets ready for a blitz against missile foes

UAV NEWS

Northrop Grumman, US Navy Complete At-Sea Deck Handling Trials of X-47B Unmanned Demonstrator

AEROSPACE

Boeing's Final Design for Wedgetail AEW and C Airborne Mission Segment Accepted by Australia

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Raytheon's US Navy satellite terminals reach Full Rate Production milestone

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

General Dynamics' 30,000th Combat Search and Rescue Radio Goes to Work for USAF

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS

Europe launches major British military satellite

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Christmas misery in Haiti camp, three years after quake

'No Christmas' for Philippine typhoon victims

360,000 Haitians still displaced after 2010 quake: IOM

Aldrich Materials Science discovers liquid-free preparation of metal organic frameworks

ChargePoint and DBT USA to Showcase Joint Electric Vehicle Charging Station Innovation

Geothermal Industry Ends 2012 on a High Note

Red racer Ferrari joins green revolution

Ditch that phone charge cable

Asia's long-stay schemes lure foreigners

China shows off world's longest high-speed rail route

Silver Sheds Light On Superconductor Secrets

Clean air: New paints break down nitrogen oxides

All Systems Go for Highest Altitude Supercomputer

Drought disrupts Mississippi transport

Japan firms say mergers held up by China regulators

Luxury firms pin hopes on China

Taiwan's China Airlines to buy six Boeing planes

EU: Samsung injunctions against Apple breach rules

Facebook to charge for some message delivery

JILA physicists achieve elusive 'evaporative cooling' of molecules

Sustainable way to make a prized fragrance ingredient

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